God is Present in Every Anxious Moment
An intense awareness of God‘s presence is always the antidote to anxiety and insecurity. Christians Meditation is a quiet time for you to re-integrate and re-calibrate your mind with your body. And re-integrate and re-calibrate your mind and body with God‘s presence with you and in you. This is a time for you to be alone. And to be alone with God. Remember the quote from the apostle Paul in Acts 17:28 – In him you live and move and have your being.If your podcast app is set to skip the silent sections, disable that in your podcast app for this podcast.Your body is part of your connection with God. Your connection/oneness with God is both physical and spiritual. In him you live and move and have your being.So let’s bring spiritual reality into our meditation by looking at…Psalms 118:6-7 (NIV)The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid.What can mere mortals do to me?The LORD is with me; he is my helper. This is another example of a Meditation where the Psalmist is mostly talking to himself. This is the kind of meditation God‘s people have been doing for thousands of years. And it’s what we’re doing here. You’re talking to yourself and using your imagination to feel into yourself — in your mind and body — you are imagining the unseen realities of what God’s Spirit (through his word) is telling you is real.So say this meditation quietly to yourself –The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid.An intense awareness of God‘s presence is always the antidote to anxiety and insecurity. The logic of this meditation is that if Yahweh (The Hebrew name for God meaning HE IS) is with me, I do not have to be afraid. Nothing and nobody can do anything to me that doesn’t have to go through him first. And if God allows it then God is in it. And if God is in it he is with me and he is my helper in it.So remember that phrase we looked at in our last episode whenever you feel anxiety coming on in a situation say to yourself “God is present, he is in this with me, and I can trust him.”Psalms 121:2 (NIV)My help comes from the LORD,the Maker of heaven and earth.Psalms 125:2 (NIV)As the mountains surround Jerusalem,so the LORD surrounds his peopleboth now and forevermore.So always remember God’s promises of never, and forever. Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”Hebrews 13:5-6 (NIV)…God has said,“Never will I leave you;never will I forsake you.”So we say with confidence,“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.What can mere mortals do to me?”Never will I leave you. Never will I forsake you (Heb 13:5). The forever God is your God forever (Rev. 21:3ff). Timestamps:00:44 - 13:16 Body Meditation13:21 - 24:24 Bible Meditation Psalm 118:6-7Who can you share this podcast with? If you found this episode helpful, consider sharing it on social media or texting it to a friend you think might benefit from it.Follow Dave Cover on Twitter @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on Twitter @ABiggerLifePodOur audio engineer is Diego Huaman.This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located.